At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home – charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire – Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…
GBC Review by Sofia S.
Hey GBC! This month’s book is The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. It is about a teenager named Chloe Sanders and how she seems to see people that aren’t really there. Like most people would be, she is confused and scared, especially since these people seem pretty forceful and keep trying to talk to her. Chloe eventually gets sent to a group home and figures out she is seeing dead people.
My favourite part of the book is Chloe’s thought process. She cycles through her emotions in a way I would probably cycle through mine if I were to be in her situation. For a book character, she is actually sort of relatable. Plus, I am a big fan of the “love story that isn’t the main plot” plot, and I think the author does a good job with that. There are a couple more books that come after this one, and I like them so far. I would recommend this book for girls ages 12-15 years old.
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